zulily – Why Work For Us?

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day - all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more.

Are you up for the opportunity to be part of something fantastic? That's exactly what we have to offer. Founded in Seattle, Washington, in 2009, zulily is an exciting place to work. It's like no place else!


People who thrive on innovation flourish at zulily. We're dedicated to customer care, to technology, and to creating an amazing shopping experience. Together, we achieve incredible results by exceeding the expectations of our customers - and ourselves - every day.

When you visit zulily's offices, expect to discover an energetic environment. As you walk around, you might see photo studios buzzing with activity. You might see boxes filled with tutus. You'll definitely see people working hard, and laughing hard too.

Interested in working at zulily but don't see a perfect opening to match your skills? That's okay! You never know what will pop up, so we want to hear from you. We're always looking for new members to join the zulily team.

To see all open positions, visit us at www.zulily.com/careers

Darrell Cavens | CEO
Prior to starting zulily, Darrell most recently spent a year at Microsoft, and almost nine years at Blue Nile. Darrell started at Blue Nile in 1999, just a few months after the company was founded. There he worked in various roles, most recently as senior vice president of marketing and technology. Prior to joining Blue Nile, Darrell spent a number of years at Starwave, a Seattle-based Internet company, working on large web properties like ESPN.com and ABCNews.com. Before moving to Seattle, Darrell worked as a project manager and consultant at Ingenia Communications in Canada. Darrell has a seven-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son that keep him entertained and busy when he is not working.

Luke Friang | CIO
Luke was most recently vice president and chief information officer at drugstore.com, inc. where he oversaw all aspects of technology strategy, planning, development and operations. Prior to drugstore, he was senior director of e-commerce technologies at Costco Wholesale, Inc. and held a variety of roles at The Spiegel Group and its associated companies, including Eddie Bauer and The Spiegel Catalog. At Eddie Bauer, he served as director of Internet technologies and was responsible for the development of www.eddiebauer.com in 1999 and 2000. Luke serves on the board of directors for the WTIA (Washington Technology Information Association), enjoys playing competitive football and coaching teams for his twelve-year-old daughter and ten-year-old son.

Marc Stolzman | CFO
Marc joins the team from action sports lifestyle retailer, Zumiez, where he served as CFO and Corporate Secretary and as its Principal Accounting Officer. Marc brings over twenty years of financial and retail experience to zulily. Prior to Zumiez, Marc held positions as the CFO of Blue Nile, CFO of Imperium Renewables Inc., SVP Finance & Business Development of Starbucks Coffee International and CFO of Starbucks Japan. When not working, Marc enjoys cooking with his wife, exploring wines, and trying to keep up with the activities of his four children.

Bob Spieth | COO
Bob comes to zulily from OHL, a third-party logistics company, where he served most recently as President of Contract Logistics and previously as CIO. Earlier in his career, Bob worked for McKinsey & Company and Arrow Electronics, and served as an officer in the US Army. He holds an AB in Physics from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and their two twenty-something daughters.

Lori Twomey | Chief Merchant
Lori was most recently the president of Charming Direct/Crosstown Traders, where she launched the Lane Bryant Woman catalogue in 2007. Prior to joining Crosstown Traders, she spent 16 years with Eddie Bauer in merchandising, product development and new business development, most recently as GMM of Eddie Bauer Direct. Lori loves to spend time in the outdoors, especially running marathons and half marathons.

Dave Atchison | Senior Vice President, Marketing
Dave joins us from RedEnvelope, where he was the head of marketing and analytics. Before working at RedEnvelope, Dave was the director of marketing for ProvideCommerce (ProFlowers). Previously, Dave founded a startup in the digital media space and spent a number of years as a strategic consultant for several Fortune 1000 companies. Dave and his wife recently welcomed a new addition to their family, a baby girl, and look forward to all the joys of parenthood (and eventually sleeping through the night).

Colleen McKeown | Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Prior to joining zulily as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Colleen was most recently the global VP of HR at Fluke, a Danaher company. Her previous experience includes a variety of senior level positions in sales, human resources, and labor relations in some of the nation’s largest companies, such as PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, eFunds, and Northwest Airlines. Colleen keeps busy with two teenage daughters. Her family enjoys spending their free time together traveling and gardening, and they consider shopping a bona fide hobby (on zulily of course!).​​​


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year


    -I like that things are hard here. There is no spoon feeding. Expectations are high and we move fast. It's motivating and when your work directly impacts the business and the future, it's rewarding.
    -Trying things is encouraged and there is no set way of doing things. The business is still in startup/growth mode, so getting things done can be a wild ride. Sometimes it moves fast and sometimes you have to deal with typical bureaucracy, but in general we look for ways to move quickly.
    -High level of autonomy for those that aren't afraid to live in that space. If you need to be managed, that is also available to you, but for those that can handle a long rope, it is certainly there for the taking.
    -Really smart people doing fascinating things
    -There is a ton of opportunity as we grow. Career paths do not necessarily look typical but have the opportunity to cross departments.
    -It's not about title, it's about contribution.


    -Growth can be challenging, especially at this pace. For those that can't handle things not being perfectly orchestrated, then this is a challenging environment.
    -The culture is in flux as we bring on more leaders across every department, each of which bring their own context and experiences to zulily. On-boarding new managers creates short-term turmoil (at times) until they settle in to their roles and their fit with the company.
    -Finding the right talent at this pace is difficult

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    Keep flexing with the employee base as the needs change over time. Stay disciplined in the details of making this business successful.

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zulily Interviews

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at zulily.

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    Phone interview was very basic. A week after submitting the application through their job portal site, their HR recruiter sent me an email to set up an phone interview. They respected my schedule and worked around my schedule. Unfortunately, I didn't advance to the next step of hiring process. At least they told me that in stead of making me wonder.

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zulily Awards & Accolades

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Next Tech Titan, GeekWire, 2013
Startup Deal of the Year, GeekWire, 2013
Tech Impact Award (Consumer/Retail), Seattle Business Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.zulily.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Public (ZU)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Gilt Groupe, ideeli, Rue La La

zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily is fast-paced, data-driven and down to earth company with unique and challenging tech problems to solve. Mostly moms shop here, but all kinds of smart people work here.

Founded in 2009 and launched in early 2010, zulily (lower case z) went public in November of...

Mission: We're creating something different.
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